Women’s Healthcast: Fourth Trimester: Pregnancy Prevention, featuring Katie Sampene, MD

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists calls the 12 weeks after giving birth the Fourth Trimester. On the Women’s Healthcast, we’re airing a Fourth Trimester series, with episodes about physical recovery after birth, postpartum mental health, breastfeeding, and more. 

Katie Sampene, MD, joined this episode to talk about pregnancy prevention in the fourth trimester. Sampene as an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the UW Department of Ob-Gyn. She discussed recommendations for spacing pregnancies, why people may want to consider a birth control method so quickly after giving birth, how different methods affect breast or chest feeding, and more.  

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